NFL  > General NFL  > Brawl at Candlestick Park
August 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
Some Raider and 49er fans were involved in fisticuffs during last night's preseason game at Candlestick. The fighting occurred in the stands with fans of both teams trying to beat each other into submission. What a great example for young fans.
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August 21, 2011  11:08 AM ET
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Intervened? He probably started the brawl. lol

Not Al, he only fights his battles in court.

August 21, 2011  11:09 AM ET

It was more than fisticuffs, there were 2 shootings.

August 21, 2011  11:27 AM ET

Is this going to become a common occurrence at sporting events? Brian Stowe a SF Giants fan who is still in a coma after being beaten by LA gang members at the season opener this year. He was not only beaten by 2-3 gang members he had his ear and tongue cut and his eye poked out with a knife. Brian is a paramedic from Santa Cruz CA.

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August 21, 2011  12:02 PM ET

It's a shame to read about these type things happening, we are supposed to go to a game for enjoyment not this type of behavior.

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August 21, 2011  12:31 PM ET
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It's a shame to read about these type things happening, we are supposed to go to a game for enjoyment not this type of behavior.

This is a growing problem in sports in the USA. The ironic thing about this happening was that after the game when the station was doing a game wrap up. I saw a woman in the stands with her 4-5 year old daughter asleep on her lap and was thinking; sporting events can be such a nice thing to take a youngster to, if you can afford it. Now I wonder if I'd want to go at all, safer to watch it at home.

August 21, 2011  12:33 PM ET
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ifn you got too run a 'gauntlet'just too watch a baseball game or football?,then worry about getting beaten up or worse getting too yer car?,yep,something needs too be done.

These stadiums are going to have to beef up security to insure the fans safety.

August 21, 2011  12:35 PM ET
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it certainly doesn't say much for the cops there for sure.

They can only do so much with the resources they have.

August 21, 2011  12:35 PM ET
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This is a growing problem in sports in the USA. The ironic thing about this happening was that after the game when the station was doing a game wrap up. I saw a woman in the stands with her 4-5 year old daughter asleep on her lap and was thinking; sporting events can be such a nice thing to take a youngster to, if you can afford it. Now I wonder if I'd want to go at all, safer to watch it at home.

My wife and I traveled to Lambeau Field last year to watch our Cowboys play the Packers. Their fans were very civil to us and some even invited us to a tailgate party for brats and beer. It was a very nice experience.

August 21, 2011  12:36 PM ET
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They can only do so much with the resources they have.

Maybe Law Enforcement should be a higher priority.

August 21, 2011  12:38 PM ET
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Maybe Law Enforcement should be a higher priority.

We need that money for food stamps for illegal aliens.

August 21, 2011  12:41 PM ET
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We need that money for food stamps for illegal aliens.

Why do illegal aliens qualify for food stamps?

August 21, 2011  12:44 PM ET
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Why do illegal aliens qualify for food stamps?

The same reason they qualify for free medical services.

August 21, 2011  12:46 PM ET
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The same reason they qualify for free medical services.

If I was a taxpayer in California, I'd be very upset.

August 21, 2011  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

This is a growing problem in sports in the USA. The ironic thing about this happening was that after the game when the station was doing a game wrap up. I saw a woman in the stands with her 4-5 year old daughter asleep on her lap and was thinking; sporting events can be such a nice thing to take a youngster to, if you can afford it. Now I wonder if I'd want to go at all, safer to watch it at home.

Yes, seems as though you read about more and more violence around sports venues every year and it is a shame some people cannot curb their feelings a little better. Like the Steeler fan that was poisoned in Chicago last year, I never heard much more about that story and it was at a pub and not soldier field but still shows the danger that surrounds some of these sporting events.

August 21, 2011  01:11 PM ET
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Yes, seems as though you read about more and more violence around sports venues every year and it is a shame some people cannot curb their feelings a little better. Like the Steeler fan that was poisoned in Chicago last year, I never heard much more about that story and it was at a pub and not soldier field but still shows the danger that surrounds some of these sporting events.

Did the guy eat at a Sushi place?

 
August 21, 2011  01:12 PM ET
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We need that money for food stamps for illegal aliens.

Not only is the Federal Government making it enticing with Food Stamps. But think of all the Tim Tebows that have gone on missions to help save the world and while they are in those countries administering malaria, AIDS, flu, treatments and vaccines they are in turn telling the people to come to the USA. Next time you think about donating to a church, ask yourself; Is the money, food, clothing, toys, I'm donating going towards citizens of the US or is it going to help the church and its efforts to bring illegals to the US. I see illegals double dipping all the time. Welfare, food stamps, government housing and on top of that they are making several runs to their church for all the essentials that the government isn't supplying. The reason I don't give to charity anymore is for 2 reasons. 1- I hate to see money I give to a charity being used to pay some charity administrator a 6 figure salary. Secondly I only give to charities where they are upfront with whom they are giving the donations. I do not want my money going to countries that are enemies of the US, and like I said before I do not want money going to a church orphanage that is in the business of stealing children and selling them to families in the US.

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